Get ready for more abs and awesomeness next summer when Magic Mike XXL is scheduled to hit theaters!
July Fourth weekend will get considerably hotter when Channing Tatum and friends show up for the sequel to the 2012 hit.
Warner Bros. has come through with a release date for the film: July 3, 2015. But that's not the only big reveal.
Tatum, who has co-written the XXL script, chatted with MTV at the Movie Awards over the weekend and said the movie will be a fun, road-trip flick.
"We don't want to make it some serious slice-of-life movie," he said. "We want to have real, like reality in it, but we don't want to make, like, some dark drama. There was some darkness in the last movie and I think it surprised people and shocked people. This one, we want to have a lot of conflict and a lot of struggle, but we also want there to be ... ridiculous stuff that you would never see in a movie, on the face of the earth, ever again."
So, which hunks will return for XXL? Joe Manganiello? Alex Pettyfer? Matt Bomer?Adam Rodriguez? Matthew McConaughey?
"I think everyone's gonna be back, I think," Tatum revealed, "and obviously nobody's deals are done."
And how does movie stripper McConaughey stack up to real-life, Oscar-winning McConaughey?
"It's the most McConaughey that we've seen in a movie, not just physically... It's just him. He's not the stripper from Tampa, but it's just his personality. He such a believer. ... He believes in every single thing he does whole-heartedly. That's Dallas. If he's selling ice to an Eskimo, he just believes that the Eskimo needs this ice."